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tur·bot

 (tûr′bət)
n. pl. turbot or tur·bots
1. A flatfish, Psetta maxima syn. Scophthalmus maximus, of marine and brackish waters of Europe and North Africa, having a brown knobby upper side and prized as food.
2. Any of various flatfishes or other fishes that are similar to this fish.

[Middle English turbut, from Old French tourbout, probably of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Swedish törnbut : törn, thorn + but, flatfish; see bhau- in Indo-European roots.]

turbot

(ˈtɜːbət)
n, pl -bot or -bots
1. (Animals) a European flatfish, Scophthalmus maximus, having a pale brown speckled scaleless body covered with tubercles: family Bothidae. It is highly valued as a food fish
2. (Animals) any of various similar or related fishes
[C13: from Old French tourbot, from Medieval Latin turbō, from Latin: spinning top, from a fancied similarity in shape; see turbit, turbine]

tur•bot

(ˈtɜr bət)

n., pl. (esp. collectively) -bot, (esp. for kinds or species) -bots.
1. a European flatfish, Psetta maxima, having a diamond-shaped body.
2. any of several other flatfishes.
[1250–1300; Middle English turbut < Anglo-French; Old French tourbot < Medieval Latin turb(ō) turbot + Old French -ot n. suffix]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.turbot - flesh of a large European flatfishturbot - flesh of a large European flatfish  
Psetta maxima, turbot - a large brownish European flatfish
flounder - flesh of any of various American and European flatfish
2.turbot - a large brownish European flatfishturbot - a large brownish European flatfish  
lefteye flounder, lefteyed flounder - flatfishes with both eyes on the left side of the head
genus Psetta, Psetta - a genus of Bothidae
turbot - flesh of a large European flatfish
Translations

turbot

[ˈtɜːbət] N (turbot, turbots (pl)) (= fish) → rodaballo m

turbot

[ˈtɜːrbət] [turbot] [ˈtɜːrbət] (pl) nturbot m

turbot

nSteinbutt m

turbot

[ˈtɜːbət] n pl invrombo gigante
References in classic literature ?
"Precisely so, my learned Conseil; and, amongst these testacea the earshell, the tridacnae, the turbots, in a word, all those which secrete mother-of-pearl, that is, the blue, bluish, violet, or white substance which lines the interior of their shells, are capable of producing pearls."
They obeyed at once, and next served a fine large turbot on a silver platter, with drawn gravy poured over it.
When we gave a dinner at home, we had gravy soup, turbot and lobster-sauce, haunch of mutton, boiled fowls and tongue, lukewarm oyster-patties and sticky curry for side-dishes; wild duck, cabinet-pudding, jelly, cream and tartlets.
"There's a pillau, Joseph, just as you like it, and Papa has brought home the best turbot in Billingsgate."
The supper consisted of a roast pheasant garnished with Corsican blackbirds; a boar's ham with jelly, a quarter of a kid with tartar sauce, a glorious turbot, and a gigantic lobster.
Turbots were more abundant in the inner zone, while slender and dover sole were more abundant in the outer zone.
Four species of the family Pleuronectidae were found: Pleuronichthys ritteri (spotted turbot); P.
Ingredients: 6 thick fillet turbots, each 125g-150g, skinned; salt and pepper; 18 small sprigs of lovage or very fine, flat leaf parsley to garnish.
This week it's time for fish as Marcus serves up a fillet of turbot in red wine with artichoke puree and pickled baby beets.
This will be a banquet with specific time slots for the turbots to go down and be cleared.'